Category Archives: Writing Process

Things That Make Me Smile No.116: Steampunk in Action

While the logical follow up to my essay last week would be a work of steampunk art I had created, I have only the one mechanical dog that I’ve shown you before (the artwork for my article is a celebration … Continue reading

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Sale Alert and Give Your Opinion

First of all, though the multi-author event this past weekend has completed, Shafter will be on sale for 99 cents through the full of January as part of the buildup toward the release of book three, Apprentice. I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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Conclusions (Year-End Review): 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

This year was interesting for sure in the “May you live in interesting times” way (which it turns out is probably not a Chinese proverb/curse after all). Ignoring the political situation both in the United States and globally for the … Continue reading

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From the Cutting Room Floor: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

I made radical changes to Shafter when seeking a traditional publication path because of length issues. One of the biggest changes was eliminating Katie’s POV (Trina’s twin sister). If you’ve read Shafter, you have read the reworked version of this … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Day 28: Victory!

All did indeed go well, better even than anticipated. I finished my NaNo Frankenstein project on Sunday, November 27th, coming in with over 800 words to spare according to the NaNoWriMo validator (which usually takes away words but this year … Continue reading

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